The first table below looks at the demand for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gherkin
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Contract jobs citing Gherkin 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
604 544 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.60% 27.38% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 316 291
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Gherkin
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Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Alfresco
1 1 (100.00%) Drools
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Gherkin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Alfresco
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java